Icing Problems :(

Decorating By Sweet-Inspirations Updated 16 Mar 2012 , 7:59pm by Sweet-Inspirations

Sweet-Inspirations Posted 16 Mar 2012 , 4:55pm
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Hey everyone...

I'm starting to wonder what I'm doing wrong with my icing. It tastes very good, but when I go to pipe it on top of a cupcake, it doesnt stay smooth. I see everyone elses icing is super smooth with a nice clean edge, but the edges on mine always seem to seperate. I dont know how to explain it, but here's a picture of what I mean.

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TexasSugar Posted 16 Mar 2012 , 5:26pm
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The icing is either too thick, you aren't squeezing hard enough as you're piping/moving the tip quickly, or the icing has alot of air worked in either from mixing or adding the color.

It could be one or a combination on the three.

sillywabbitz Posted 16 Mar 2012 , 7:25pm
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What is your frosting recipe?

I am with Texas Sugar's first suggestion, it looks like the icing is too thick. Try adding more liquid to your recipe.

Sweet-Inspirations Posted 16 Mar 2012 , 7:59pm
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Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

What is your frosting recipe?

wilton's buttercream

1/2c butter
1/2c shortening
4c icing sugar
1tsp vanilla
2tbsp milk

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